This is an analysis of the poem The Hundredth Year that begins with:

Not that I'd quarrel with the way
They celebrates their hundredth year... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXbbcbcaX dadaebebaX fgfghihiaX babXjijiaX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,10,10,10,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: limerick
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11110001 11011101 01111100 11111111 11111101 11010101 11010101 111010101 10111111 011110100 11111001 11111101 11010111 110100101 111100111 110010111 01011101 11000111 10111111 111110100 01010111 01010111 111101001 11110101 11010111 01111101 11011101 01110111 11111101 00111100 11101101 11110011 11110111 11111100 11110111 11111101 110000101 11110111 11111111 11111100
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 354
  • Average number of words per stanza: 69
  • Amount of lines: 40
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; for, and are repeated.

    The poet repeated the same word parraday at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

  • summary of The Hundredth Year;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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